The Walls are Going Up!

Check out the progress of our new building.  The walls are going up!

We now offer a variety of pre-finish and color choices for our reclaimed wood. This building will allow us to keep more milled product on hand by providing acclimatized storage for engineered and factory finished stock.

Using a custom finish formulated exclusively for Goodwin, our factory finished reclaimed wood flooring and paneling are handcrafted and ready to install.

Contact us today for more information.

From Cinema Verde to the Oxford Film Fest….

Longleaf…the Heart of Pine will be screened at the Oxford Film Fest on Sunday, February 21st from 3:00pm – 4:45pm at Malco Oxford Commons – 206 Commonwealth Blvd – Oxford, Mississippi.

The documentary offers an intriguing look into the rich history and future of longleaf pine forests.  Preserving these treasures is imperative to ensure their survival for future generations to enjoy. After seeing the film, you will better understand how using River-Recovered® and antique reclaimed woods (vs. harvesting from new trees) promotes the longevity of these majestic forests.

 

Rolling on in!

Goodwin’s new building is literally “rolling” in!

We are excited because this facility will allow us to offer a variety of pre-finish and color choices for our reclaimed wood, while providing acclimatized storage for engineered and factory finished stock. As you recall, we had our groundbreaking ceremony back in December.

Our new product line features factory finished reclaimed wood flooring and paneling options using custom finishes formulated exclusively for Goodwin. And, it is manufactured using the same quality antique wood as our traditional lines. Each wood floor is handcrafted and ready to install.

Traditional colors: Black, Brown, Red, White
Custom colors: You name it, we will create it!
Textures: Smooth, Wire Brushed or Rough Surface

Benefits of Factory Finished Wood Flooring and Paneling:

  • Saves time and money on site
  • No hazardous air pollutants
  • Environmentally friendly; zero to low VOCs
  • Perfect for kids and pets
  • Durable and designed to stand the test of time

Call us today to learn more! We are now accepting orders for our new reclaimed wood flooring lines.

Goodwin Company Celebrates Expansion, Job Creation

Groundbreaking Commemorates New Facility Designed to Diversify Offerings and Create Jobs

image12343101313(Micanopy, FL) – Goodwin Company, pioneers of River-Recovered® heart pine and cypress, proudly announce the groundbreaking of their new facility. The expansion is part of a partnership with Heritage Wood Finishing Company and will bring new jobs to the region.

“Goodwin Company has experienced steady growth and success here in Alachua County,” said Carol Goodwin, President of Goodwin Company. “We look forward to contributing to years of future success in this region.”

Goodwin Company is active in the effort to spur growth opportunities for the region’s manufacturing industry as a whole. The company has been a steady presence on the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce’s Advanced Manufacturing Council, which has been instrumental in regional efforts to develop a manufacturing talent pipeline and advance policy decisions that support industry growth.

“We are elated to celebrate the growth of Goodwin Company and the job opportunities it will bring to the region,” said Susan Davenport, President/CEO of the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce. “We look forward to supporting the future success of manufacturing companies like Goodwin Company here in Alachua County.”

Goodwin Company was the first reclaimed wood manufacturer to produce engineered flooring in the United States (at the time, all other domestic companies were importing it from overseas). Today, consumer demand for pre-finished and custom color floors continues to grow. As a result, Goodwin has partnered with Heritage Wood Finish Company to develop proprietary, custom finishes specifically formulated for resinous River-Recovered® wood. The new facility will enable Goodwin to offer a variety of finish and color options, while providing acclimatized storage for engineered and factory finished stock.

“Our customers spoke and we have responded,” said Goodwin. “‘Install Ready’ flooring is in high demand. However, pre-finishing River-Recovered® wood is a challenge because of its resinous nature. Our proprietary, specially formulated coatings – one of which is second in hardness only to diamonds – allows us to satisfy the needs of customers who do not want to finish their floor on site. So, whether someone would like a clear pre-finished floor, or a custom color, we are now able to deliver!”

According to Goodwin, the Florida Small Business Development Center at the University of North Florida (FSBDC at UNF) played an integral role in the expansion.

“We’ve been working with Goodwin Company over the course of several years to help identify new market opportunities,” explains Dr. Phillip Geist, MBA, CBCP, CGBP, Area Director for the FSBDC at UNF. “We conducted a financial analysis and developed strategic and business plans designed to diversify Goodwin’s offerings to meet customer demand. This, in turn, will create new jobs and further contribute to the economic vitality of the region.”

Goodwin is partnering with the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce to conduct the official groundbreaking ceremony on Wednesday, December 9 at 10 a.m. at the Goodwin Company facility located at 106 SW 109th Place, Micanopy, FL 32667. Media is invited and encouraged to attend. For more information, please visit http://heartpine.com/rsvp/.

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About Goodwin Company

Founded in 1976, Goodwin Company is the building design industry’s trusted partner and preferred resource for fine antique reclaimed and River-Recovered® wood flooring. Goodwin has earned an indisputable reputation for using the strictest grading standards of any company in the marketplace. Additionally, Heritage Wood Finishing Company produces a line of superior finishing and color options formulated exclusively for Goodwin’s “install ready” flooring. Demand for rich, high quality flooring continues to flourish as esteemed architects, designers and builders specify Goodwin’s products for use in luxury residential homes, historical renovations and commercial projects including corporate office buildings, universities, libraries and high-end retail establishments. Prominent work includes: This Old House corporate offices, private residences of Bob Villa, Paul McCartney, Frank Lloyd Wright and Ted Turner, Weyland Art Gallery, Brownwood at The Villages, the Charnley-Norwood House, Naples Botanical Garden, University of Florida’s Dasburg House and the Texas Governor’s Mansion. For more information, visit www.heartpine.com.

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Did you know?

Goodwin now offers custom formulated, factory finished antique reclaimed wood flooring?  Goodwin’s factory finished wood flooring and paneling feature the same quality antique wood as our traditional lines. Each floor is handcrafted and ready to install. Choose custom colors and textures to create the look of your dreams.  All products are pre-finished with proprietary coatings formulated exclusively for Goodwin.

Traditional colors:  Black, Brown, Red, White

Custom colors:  You name it, we will create it!

Textures:  Smooth, Wire Brushed or Rough Surface

Benefits of Factory Finished Wood:

  • Saves time and money on site
  • No hazardous air pollutants
  • Environmentally friendly; zero to low VOCs
  • Perfect for kids and pets
  • Durable and designed to stand the test of time

According to our resident expert Dan Petersen:

“The UV Oil finish is made of 35 or 40 different raw materials, mostly acrylic based resins and monomers, while the UV Diamond top coat gives the best wear resistance as well as the gloss level that you want. We prefer low gloss systems, so we can show the beautiful wood from Goodwin and not so much the coating. Both the UV Oil and the Diamond finish have better ‘flexibility’ than other UV Acrylated Epoxy Polyesters as described in, “Selecting a Finish System” by the Architectural Woodworking Institute.

In a nutshell, this means you can have the highest quality finish on the market – and, any color you can imagine!  Contact us today so we can help you create the look of your dreams.

 

Educational Visits

We recently had the pleasure of hosting University of Florida (UF) students from two different architecture classes for a tour of the showroom and mill.  On September 15th, Dr. Linda Stevenson of Stevenson Architects Inc. in Bradenton, Florida visited with her graduate students in the historic preservation program.  Dr. Stevenson was the principal preservation architect in the restoration of Ca D’zan, home of circus magnate, John Ringling and his wife, Mable, in Sarasota, Florida.

The next week, it was great fun to tour with visiting architecture professor, Will Zajac and his studio students from UF Design 5: “the Florida landscape.”

From traditional building and preservation to contemporary and modern design, Goodwin is the longtime authority on River-Recovered® and building reclaimed heart pine and cypress. Whether you are an aspiring architecture student or an experienced professional, we are your trusted resource on anything and everything related to reclaimed wood!